scale·​like ˈskāl-ˌlīk How to pronounce scalelike (audio)
: resembling a scale
scalelike design
specifically : reduced to a minute appressed element resembling a scale

Examples of scalelike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This upright evergreen has flat sprays of scalelike, aromatic, yellow-green to green foliage. Sheryl Geerts, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Apr. 2023 The rover began exploring the Marker Band feature — which was found to have thin, hard rocks covering the surface is a scalelike pattern — in 2022. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 10 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scalelike was in 1611

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“Scalelike.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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